By Frank Wickham-Oracle on May 14, 2008
A few weeks ago I had a chance to visit one of our new Sun Blade 6000 System customers, the University at Albany which is part of the State University of New York or SUNY System. A little background on the University at Albany They are an internationally recognized institution, with a mission of undergraduate and graduate education. More than 17,000 students are enrolled in nine schools and colleges. The University at Albany's location, in the capital of New York State, provides a rich environment for collaboration with NYS government, other educational institutions, and private industry. University at Albany is part of the the State University of New York system which is the parent agency. The SUNY consists of 64 campuses with 427,398 total students enrolled during the 2007 school year.
The newly installed Sun Blade 6000 System is located in their datacenter on the uptown campus at 1400 Washington Ave. It is equipped with (4) AMD processor-based server modules and (2) Intel Xeon processor-based server modules with (4) open slots for future expansion. The Sun Blade 6000 System is protected by a APC UPS which is mounted in the lower quarter of the cabinet. The system is being used to consolidate their existing Microsoft Windows/Exchange infrastructure servers. This project followed a major redesign of their datacenter with the placement of interconnect cabling in overhead trays and system cabinets positioned for optimal air flow.